Malaysia

  • Malaysia records first Covid-19 death from Sulawesi tabligh event, total death toll now 63

    20 hours ago

    Malaysia records first Covid-19 death from Sulawesi tabligh event, total death toll now 63

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced today 171 new Covid-19 cases in the country, with one new death involving a man who...

  • Agong, Raja Permaisuri wish healthcare frontliners Happy World Health Day

    15 hours ago

    Agong, Raja Permaisuri wish healthcare frontliners Happy World Health Day

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah...

  • Health D-G: Over 20,000 from tabligh cluster tested, 70pc of them negative for Covid-19

    19 hours ago

    Health D-G: Over 20,000 from tabligh cluster tested, 70pc of them negative for Covid-19

    PUTRAJAYA, April 7 — A total of 20,035 samples from the Sri Petaling tabligh gathering cluster have been tested for Covid-19 with nearly 70 per cent of those coming back as...

  • Ismail Sabri: Selangor Mansion, Malayan Mansion under EMCO after 15 positive Covid-19 cases

    1 day ago

    Ismail Sabri: Selangor Mansion, Malayan Mansion under EMCO after 15 positive Covid-19 cases

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion as the fourth location to observe an enhanced...

  • Chasing faster Covid-19 tests, Health D-G says must have bullets ready when going war

    18 hours ago

    Chasing faster Covid-19 tests, Health D-G says must have bullets ready when going war

    PUTRAJAYA, April 7 — Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has stressed the importance of cutting Covid-19 screening times to contain its spread, likening the...

  • Home Minister: Just 10pc of Malaysians working in Singapore have returned home

    21 hours ago

    Home Minister: Just 10pc of Malaysians working in Singapore have returned home

    JOHOR BARU, April 7 — A total of 1,169 Malaysians who are working in Singapore — or roughly 10 per cent — have returned home between April 1 and yesterday, following the...

  • Sarawak Disaster Management Fund receives RM10.9m in donation to fight Covid-19

    19 hours ago

    Sarawak Disaster Management Fund receives RM10.9m in donation to fight Covid-19

    KUCHING, April 7 — The state government today received a total of RM10.910 million in donations from Sarawak Foundation and business entities towards the Sarawak Disaster...

  • Cats, dogs not Covid-19 spreaders, Vet Dept assures pet owners

    21 hours ago

    Cats, dogs not Covid-19 spreaders, Vet Dept assures pet owners

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Malaysians’ pet cats and dogs are not the ones spreading the Covid-19 virus, the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia today reassured pet owners....

  • 10 gang members nabbed in Perak for violent crimes

    17 hours ago

    10 gang members nabbed in Perak for violent crimes

    IPOH, April 7 — Ten members of a gang including the leader have been arrested for being allegedly involved in murders and other violent crimes in Perak between 2015 and...

  • PM receives RM4m for Covid-19 fund, bringing total to RM22.6m

    20 hours ago

    PM receives RM4m for Covid-19 fund, bringing total to RM22.6m

    PUTRAJAYA, April 7 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today received contributions amounting to RM4 million from corporate companies for the Covid-19 Fund, bringing...

  • Anwar files review of Federal Court majority verdict on NSCA

    19 hours ago

    Anwar files review of Federal Court majority verdict on NSCA

    PUTRAJAYA, April 7 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed an application to review a majority decision by the Federal Court to decline to answer legal...

  • MCO: Nine plead guilty to violating order by holding ‘wild party’ in Tawau

    18 hours ago

    MCO: Nine plead guilty to violating order by holding ‘wild party’ in Tawau

    TAWAU, April 7 — Nine people, including two minors, who held a ‘wild party’ at a house during the movement control order (MCO) period, were today charged in the...

  • Penang applies to raise worker limit for strata residence

    18 hours ago

    Penang applies to raise worker limit for strata residence

    GEORGE TOWN, April 7 — The Penang government will be submitting an application of  highrise properties strata management in the state on the maximum...

  • MPOA, MEOA call on Sabah govt to resume palm oil operations

    18 hours ago

    MPOA, MEOA call on Sabah govt to resume palm oil operations

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and the Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) have called on the Sabah state authorities to...

  • Senior minister says new SOP on MCO this Thursday

    1 day ago

    Senior minister says new SOP on MCO this Thursday

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The government will decide on a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic later this week. Senior...

  • MAF deploys 7,000 personnel to assist second phase of MCO

    18 hours ago

    MAF deploys 7,000 personnel to assist second phase of MCO

    KUANTAN, April 7 — A total of 7,000 Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) personnel have been deployed to assist the Royal Malaysia Police in enforcing...

  • No need yet for EMCO in Sarawak, state govt says

    20 hours ago

    No need yet for EMCO in Sarawak, state govt says

    KUCHING, April 7 — The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) may impose enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in certain areas in Kuching should the situation demand it,...

  • Next, provide incentives for businesses to adapt, reskill, says IDEAS

    20 hours ago

    Next, provide incentives for businesses to adapt, reskill, says IDEAS

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — After introducing the Additional Prihatin Package for Small and Medium Enterprises (Prihatin SME Plus), the government should next look at providing...

  • Tesco to hire 600 staff across supply chain for Ramadan, Aidilfitri

    20 hours ago

    Tesco to hire 600 staff across supply chain for Ramadan, Aidilfitri

    KUALA LUMPUR, APRIL 7 — Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd said today it is looking to recruit over 600 workers for the next eight weeks to meet high demands amid the Covid-19...

  • Man found dead, believed murdered by ex-schoolmate

    21 hours ago

    Man found dead, believed murdered by ex-schoolmate

    PETALING JAYA, April 7 — A man was found dead, believed to have been murdered, in an apartment block in Bandar Sri Damansara, near here early today. Petaling Jaya...

  • Covid-19: Zoo Negara takes precautionary measures to keep animals safe

    21 hours ago

    Covid-19: Zoo Negara takes precautionary measures to keep animals safe

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Zoo Negara authorities have taken measures to ensure more than 300 animal species do not contract the Covid-19.   Zoo Negara veterinary...

  • Sultan Kelantan forgoes royal emolument to help those affected by MCO

    21 hours ago

    Sultan Kelantan forgoes royal emolument to help those affected by MCO

    KOTA BARU, April 7 — The Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V has decided to forgo his Royal Emoluments for six months from April to September in an effort to help the...

  • MOH offering free medicine by mail service till June

    21 hours ago

    MOH offering free medicine by mail service till June

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Patients with chronic conditions are being encouraged to take advantage of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) value added services (VAS) for receiving...

  • NGO: Sexual harassment happens during MCO too, here’s how women can stay safe

    21 hours ago

    NGO: Sexual harassment happens during MCO too, here’s how women can stay safe

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Women can still experience sexual harassment during the movement control order (MCO) including when they are on the road or shopping alone, All Women’s...

  • Court rejects postponement of case involving insulting police

    22 hours ago

    Court rejects postponement of case involving insulting police

    ALOR SETAR, April 7 — The Sessions Court here today rejected a shop assistant’s application to postpone a jail sentence for insulting the police on social media related...

  • Sarawak minister declines to predict baby boom

    22 hours ago

    Sarawak minister declines to predict baby boom

    KUCHING, April 7 — State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Sri Fatimah Abdullah said she has to wait and see if the birth rate...

  • After Sarawak, Sabah starts imposing petroleum sales tax

    22 hours ago

    After Sarawak, Sabah starts imposing petroleum sales tax

    KOTA KINABALU, April 7 — Sabah has implemented a 5 per cent sales tax on petroleum products sold in its territory, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said he...

  • Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok working to bring Malaysians home

    22 hours ago

    Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok working to bring Malaysians home

    BANGKOK, April 7 — The Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok is working closely with Thai authorities to bring home Malaysians stranded in Thailand due to flight cancellations and...

  • Allianz Malaysia confirms Zakri Khir resignation from Socso chair

    22 hours ago

    Allianz Malaysia confirms Zakri Khir resignation from Socso chair

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Allianz Malaysia Bhd has confirmed news reports that Zakri Khir has resigned from his post as the chairman of the Social Security Organisation...

  • MCO arrests down today after spike over weekend, says minister

    23 hours ago

    MCO arrests down today after spike over weekend, says minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — After a record spike in arrests over the weekend at roadblocks during the movement control order (MCO) period, the number of detainees today declined 26...

  • Hearing of third-party claim in MACC’s forfeiture suit against Johor Umno set for May 19

    23 hours ago

    Hearing of third-party claim in MACC’s forfeiture suit against Johor Umno set for May 19

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The hearing of a third-party claim in the government’s forfeiture suit with regard to  RM677,872.55 seized by the Malaysian...

  • Govt to foot bill for hotels turned quarantine centres, says Ismail Sabri

    1 day ago

    Govt to foot bill for hotels turned quarantine centres, says Ismail Sabri

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The government will cover the cost of hotel accommodation designated as quarantine centres of up to RM150 per day, for rooms and food, said Defence...

  • Online retailers are slashing prices, yet new survey shows Malaysians too scared to spend

    1 day ago

    Online retailers are slashing prices, yet new survey shows Malaysians too scared to spend

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Businesses’ desperate attempts at keeping sales up by lowering prices has had little impact as most Malaysians appear too afraid to spend, a new survey...